IF YOU BUY 3, YOU GET ONE FREE!!!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 27, 2015 4:46am CST
So, let's think about it for a minute... If you buy three of what you normally buy one of then you spent MORE money than you wanted for something that you only wanted one of. Oh, that FREE thing? It only costs a couple pennies to make that thing, so they only added the cost of that one that you got for free to the ones you paid for to get the free one. Hey, that's not the best part! They moved more product by giving you one free and they made a huge profit! AIN'T THAT GREAT?!! Since we're on the subject, I guess I should tell you what 35% OFF really means by the time you leave the cash register....
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@PhredWreck (6051)
27 Aug 15
At Mom's old store, '35% off' meant you were getting it for our cost...just saying...
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
30 Aug 15
Mom was probably trying to move crap that was sitting on the shelf for a year.
@owlwings (39228)
• Cambridge, England
27 Aug 15
I am constantly 'fooled' by this! Of course, the thinking goes "Well, I buy this quite often, so I may as well have three for the price of two (or the four at the 'special' price) now instead of paying the full price again later."
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@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
29 Aug 15
I have the same line of thinking. I'm going to need more of this in the future so might as well buy some more at a 'discounted price'.
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
30 Aug 15
Yes,getting nine bags of the discounted, 12 count bag of hot dog rolls always work out for the savvy consumer that was fooled into buying a discounted pack of 100 count hot dogs.
• Romania
27 Aug 15
never bought stuff like this before. i think is bullshit . the sellers just want to empty our pockets and make us to buy more than we need. what do u think? ((sorry for the grammar mistakes if there are some. i am kinda lazy to write it corectly))
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
30 Aug 15
That's exactly my point. Crafty retailers are always trying to swindle consumers to buy more crap by making them think they're saving money.
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@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
29 Aug 15
Typical marketing strategies by companies and it works wonder on countless hapless consumers. There are items that you do get a substantial discount if you buy in bulk but there are others that you are better off without.
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